The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 - call for entries

Posted Thursday 13 Feb 2014

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014, is one of the largest short film festivals in the UK. Call for Entries is now open, presenting a fantastic opportunity for WIFTNZ members to engage with a wider, international audience and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today.

Last year's festival included films from over 30 different countries across the world and they are really keen to engage even further with filmmakers in New Zealand in 2014.

In addition to screenings throughout the ASFF weekend, prizes include �500 for the Festival Winner, �250 for the People's Choice Winner, screenings at a number of other UK festivals and editorial on the Aesthetica and ASFF blogs. The time limit is 30 minutes and categories for entry are: Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Animation, Documentary, Artists' Film, Music Video and Experimental.

ASFF have also announced two exciting new strands for 2014 - Advertising and Fashion. It is the only UK film festival to represent these genres, presenting a rare opportunity to showcase films that drive aesthetic innovation to those that debate contemporary issues.

ASFF 2014 will take place in 15 unique and iconic locations across the historic city of York, including medieval halls and boutique cinemas, during the weekend of 6 - 9 November 2014. In addition to four days of screenings, there will also be a variety of opportunities to engage with leading industry figures and fellow filmmakers throughout an exciting series of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions; last year's attendees included representatives from BAFTA, Channel 4, Film4, Warp Film, Raindance and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

CLICK HERE to view last year's trailer. Entries close 31 May. Visit for more information and to enter.

For more information contact:

Rebecca Bowery

Aesthetica Magazine

PO Box 371?York

YO23 1WL

01904 479168


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Free Movie Tickets! (1)

Posted Thursday 13 Feb 2014

We are thrilled to announce a giveaway this week and the opening date for the Palme D'or winner.  Huge thanks as always to Trigger Marketing for their generous support of WIFT members.

Dallas Buyer's Club

This critically celebrated film, inspired by a true story and starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, opens in NZ cinemas on February 20.

We have  3 x double passes to giveaway - just tell us the name of the real-life character that McConaughey portrays.  Email with Dallas Buyers Club in the subject line. Entries must be in by 9 am Friday February 14 2014.

Watch the trailer here:

Blue is the Warmest Colour

No giveaways, but we thought members would like to know that the winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR opens in NZ cinemas on February 13.

About the film: Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and finds herself.

View the trailer here: